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Newmarket Town Plate Announcement

8th January 2019 Newmarket

SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST 2019, approx. 6.05PM

The British Horseracing Authority have granted exemptions from the effects of Rule A38 for this race as it is run outside the Rules of Racing. Therefore it will not count for any purposes on the horse’s career record.
Distance – 3 miles 6 furlongs to be started by flag

For 4 year olds and upwards who have;

(A) started in a race, (and completed the course), run under the rules of any recognised Turf
Authority in any country since 1st January 2018;
(B) are trained by a BHA or Irish Licenced Trainer or Permit Holder; Or
(C) Have been placed first, second or third in a GB or Irish point-to-point steeplechase since
1st January 2018
Weight: 12 stone 0 lbs
NB. Overweight is limited to less than 2lb.

Any rider in excess of this will be required to withdraw and the entry fee will be refunded.
All horses to be vaccinated in accordance with Rule E18/19 of the Rules of Racing. Please note that a copy of the passport including full and complete vaccination records must be submitted at the time of application and the passport must also accompany the horse on the raceday for inspection by the BHA Veterinary Officer as required.
Riders must be at least 16 years of age. Professional Jockeys, Stable Staff and Grooms are not eligible to ride. Ladies, other than Stable Girls, may ride. To be eligible to ride in the Town Plate riders must;

(A) Have ridden in the Town Plate in the previous three years and completed the course;
(B) Hold an Amateur or Lady Rider’s Permit, issued by any recognised Turf Authority;
(C) Have ridden in a GB or Irish point-to-point in the previous 3 years and completed the course; Or
(D) Provide a certificate (attached), which must be signed be a Licenced Trainer or Permit Holder, proving competence to ride thoroughbreds at racing pace over 3 miles 6 furlongs 

All riders must undertake and pass a Rider Assessment and Fitness Test with a recognised industry body (i.e. British Racing School, Northern Racing College etc.) and provide a copy of this to the organisers by Saturday 13th July 2019.
All riders must also provide a medical certificate of fitness from their own GP by Saturday 13th July 2018, and must agree to receive medical attention should it be deemed necessary.

Riders must provide their own equipment including weight cloth, lead, mandatory back protector and skull cap as laid down within the Rules of Racing and in line with current BHA standards, which can be found online at All riders must ensure that they are familiar with both their mount and equipment ahead of raceday and must ride the horse at a gallop using all raceday tack, equipment and kit at least once in advance of the race.

All riders must ensure that they have their own adequate personal accident insurance cover for the event.
Entries for the Newmarket Town Plate will close on Friday 10th May 2019. In the interests of safety, the maximum number of runners permitted will be limited to 15. In the event that 16 or more entries are received a ballot will be undertaken and a reserve list will be created. The cut off point for reserves entering the race is Saturday 13th July 2019.

Entry Fee: £30
Entries close: FRIDAY 10TH MAY 2019



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